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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Did a non-resident of Hallandale Beach cast illegal vote at HB P&Z meeting last month approving the Diplomat Country Club's LAC? Hmm-m-m...

I'll be posting my thoughts soon on my experiences
Monday night at the Hollywood Lakes Section
Civic
Association (HLSCA) public meeting on
Hollywood Beach regarding the Diplomat Country
Club's LAC
proposal, and this morning's meeting
up
on Andrews Avenue of the Broward County
Ethics Commission
, both of which I video-recorded,
and
hope to share with you here.

But more important than that right now, I wanted
to bring your attention to a matter that I only found
out about late this afternoon via an email from
Hallandale Beach City Commissioner Keith London.

It concerns his formal request to City Manager
Mike Good to follow state law and determine whether
or not a current member of the HB Planning & Zoning
Board, which voted last month FOR the Diplomat
proposal with certain provisos, is, in fact, an actual
HB resident.

Comm. London has what he says is proof to the
contrary, and if so, that will clearly have some legal
and public policy consequences.

My comments on this follow the info that he emailed
me, which I shared a short while ago with a couple
of dozen people I know in both Hollywood and HB
who are strongly opposed to the Diplomat project,
for reasons stated here previously, as well as to
various members of the South Florida press who
haven't fled the area for the holidays -YET.


FYI: I've deleted some blank space below in order
to make it more compact and easier to read.

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From:
London, Keith

Sent: Wednesday, December 09, 2009 3:33 PM
To: Good, Mike; Rafols, Nydia M; Santiago, Cary; Crowder, Claudette; Magill, Tom; Buschman, James
Cc: Jove, David; London, Keith;
Subject: Commissioner Request (CR) Proof that Planning and Zoning Board Member Sheryl Natelson lives in Hallandale Beach 12-09-09
Importance: High

Commissioner Request (CR) Proof that Planning and Zoning Board Member Sheryl Natelson lives in Hallandale Beach 12-09-09

Mike Good,

There are residents and neighbors that have informed me that Ms. Natelson sold her condominium unit on Golden Isles Drive and moved out of the City of Hallandale Beach. See attached BCPA web page showing no listing of her owning property in Hallandale Beach

It is a requirement of our Charter to be a resident to serve on our Planning and Zoning Board.

The residents are requesting an updated copy of her Florida Driver License reflecting her current address. As you know, Florida Statue 322.19 requires you to update your address within 10 days of changing address (see attachment below).

Please provide me with updated proof of her eligibility to serve on the City of Hallandale Beach Planning Board.

Keith S. London

Commissioner

Hallandale Beach

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Folio Number

Owner Name

Property Address

514235030150

NATELSON,GERALD & ROBERTA

207 HOLIDAY DRIVE

514220AC0400

SLIPACOFF,RENA N 1/2 INT NATELSON,GERALD BRUCE

4001 HILLCREST DRIVE 405

© 2009 - Broward County Property Appraiser's Office - Contact our office at 954.357.6830.
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http://www.leg.state.fl.us/STATUTES/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=&URL=Ch0322/SEC19.HTM&Title=-%3E2008-%3ECh0322-%3ESection%2019#0322.19

The 2009 Florida Statutes

Title XXIII
MOTOR VEHICLES

Chapter 322
DRIVERS' LICENSES

322.19 Change of address or name.--

(1) Whenever any person, after applying for or receiving a driver's license, changes his or her legal name, that person must within 10 days thereafter obtain a replacement license that reflects the change.

(2) Whenever any person, after applying for or receiving a driver's license, changes the residence or mailing address in the application or license, the person must, within 10 calendar days, obtain a replacement license that reflects the change. A written request to the department must include the old and new addresses and the driver's license number.

(3) A violation of this section is a nonmoving violation with a penalty as provided in s. 318.18(2).

(4) Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, if a licensee established his or her identity for a driver's license using an identification document authorized under s. 322.08(2)(c)7. or 8., the licensee may not change his or her name or address except in person and upon submission of an identification document authorized under s. 322.08(2)(c)7. or 8.

History.--s. 31, ch. 19551, 1939; CGL 1940 Supp. 4151(645); s. 31, ch. 20451, 1941; s. 18, ch. 84-359; s. 41, ch. 89-282; s. 409, ch. 95-148; s. 8, ch. 95-326; s. 40, ch. 95-333; s. 5, ch. 2002-259; s. 80, ch. 2005-164; s. 34, ch. 2008-176.
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To refresh your memory, Sheryl Natelson is the
same person who... well, I already wrote about it
in an email to some people back on Oct. 28th.

Below, in blue, is what I wrote six weeks ago about
her, the daughter of one of Mayor Joy Cooper's
best friends.
The mayor lives a block away from Natelson's parents.
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I will be at what promises to be the contentious
P&Z meeting this afternoon re the city's controversial
and unpopular
RAC proposal at 1:30 p.m., and
hope that you can come by for a spell as well.

The last time I was at a
P&Z meeting, in late August,
held over at the HB Cultural Center, the Board Chair,
Arnold Cooper, and one of the members,
the
often-absent
Sheryl Natelson -daughter of Mayor
Cooper's very close friends
- threatened to call the
HB Police and
have me evicted from the room and
charged with
something after I spoke during public
comments,
and then returned to my seat,
against the side wall,
and started taking photos
of the public proceedings
from a good 80-feet away.
(12/9/09 Note: I wasn't video-recording the HB
P&Z meetings then as I do now.)


This being Hallandale Beach, of course, these two
individuals had no compunctions about threatening
me, even though there was a COMCAST TV camera
only about five feet away from them broadcasting
everything they said and did.

This was made all the more absurd and pointless

by the fact that there were only two other people
in the entire HUGE room at the time besides myself,
who
weren't Board members or city employees.

Trust me, if Arnold Cooper and Sheryl Natelson
even hint at such illegal and anti-democratic efforts
again, I will be videotaping it and then calling the

FDLE
and the State Attorney's Office from the
hallway, and immediately begin filing formal ethics
charges against the city, collectively, and Cooper
and Natelson individually.

I appreciate that many of you who already know
about that incident have told me that I should've
already filed the ethics charges and had the city
investigated, since we know that they are not
pro-S
unshine Laws.

For the record, here's just a few of the HB city
employees or Board members present who said/did
NOTHING at the time to counter their illegally
threatening a citizen for taking photos at a public
meeting:
then-Assistant City Attorney Melissa Anderson,
Planning Dept. director Christy Dominguez,
Development Services director Richard Cannone,
then-Acting City Clerk Shari Canada, former
mayor Eudyce Steinberg...

Yes, they are very First Amendment-friendly
at Hallandale Beach City Hall, and that starts
at the top with Joy Cooper!

That's our home sweet home.
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Trust me, given Natelson's anti-democratic track record,
you have absolutely no reason to give her the benefit of the
doubt on this.

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